The Play That Goes Wrong
February 21 – 23, 2020
Broadway & London’s Award-Winning Smash Comedy
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What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby?
You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
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From The Show
“BROADWAY’S FUNNIEST AND LONGEST-RUNNING PLAY!” – New York Post
“A GUT-BUSTING HIT!” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“COMIC GOLD!” – Variety
“THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN!” – HuffPost
“WHEN YOUR WORLD — OR, AS IT OFTEN SEEMS THESE
DAYS, THE WORLD — IS FALLING APART, there’s perverse
comfort in watching things go smash in a safe, contained environment.
(And no, the White House doesn’t qualify.) Such is the allure of
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. There’s a wild, redeeming poetry
in such anarchy. MISCHIEF THEATRE HAS FOUND A WINNING
FORMULA. Whatever visions of chaos your imagination summons, the
odds are that this show’s artfully hapless team will exceed them.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG features an UTTERLY TERRIBLE fictional script executed UTTERLY TERRIBLY by a TERRIBLE group of fictional actors, enveloped in a real-life BRILLIANT script executed BRILLIANTLY by a very real and VERY BRILLIANT group of actors. You only realize you’ve been smiling, gasping, and laughing for nearly two hours when it comes to not smiling upon your return to the regular world.” – The Daily Beast
“BY FAR THE FUNNIEST SHOW OF THE SEASON!” – Forbes
“MADCAP MANIA WITH MONTY PYTHON IN ITS BLOOD. IT CRANKS THE CHAOS UP TO 11!” – Associated Press
“TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” – HuffPost
“HILARIOUS! NONSTOP PANDEMONIUM.” – Entertainment Weekly
“PERFECTLY EXECUTED COMIC MAYHEM!” – The Hollywood Reporter
“REMARKABLE! It embraces risk and danger to an extraordinary extent. You start to think that maybe the day you are having, or the year, really is not so bad after all!” – Chicago Tribune
This show is perfect for the whole family!
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Our frequently asked questions and answers
Performances with open captioning are available upon request by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 256-518-6155 at least thirty days in advance of the scheduled performance.
Performances with audio description are available upon request by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling 256-518-6155 at least thirty days in advance of the scheduled performance.
Performances with sign language are available upon request by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 256-518-6155 at least thirty days in advance of the scheduled performance.
For other services and accommodations, visit our Accessibility Page here.
Each child, regardless of age, must have a ticket and sit in their seat during performances. Children who sit in another person’s lap block the view of the person behind you. Children should not be allowed to run around during the show.
Please review our friendly etiquette refresher course and as you read on, remember part of one’s pact as an audience member is to take seriously the pleasure of others, a responsibility fulfilled by quietly attentive (or silently inattentive) and self-contained behavior. After all, you can be as demonstrative as you want during bows and curtain calls.
- Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic.
- If you bring a child, make sure etiquette is part of the experience. Children love learning new things. Each child, regardless of age, must have a ticket and sit in their seat during performances. Children who sit in another person’s lap block the view of the person behind you. Children should not be allowed to run around during the show. View our Children’s Etiquette page.
- Please enjoy your snacks and drinks in the lobby and not inside the theatre.
- Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. Please refrain from texting during performances, the glow from your device is distracting.
- The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point.
- The sound system for each show is provided by the touring production. Unfortunately, many variables exist that may occasionally hinder sound quality. The technical staff works very hard to provide the best possible sound for each performance.
- Keep in mind when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you.
- Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when appropriate.
- Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag.
- Arrive early so you don’t cross over others after the show has started. If you are late, you may be re-seated until an appropriate time for you to get to your assigned seat.
- If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you.
- Be courteous and everyone will enjoy the show.
- Unless otherwise directed, please sit in your assigned seat.
- Have a comment or question? Please visit BTL’s customer service desk in the front of the lobby. Or, contact us online.